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Dr. Charles Davant

Family Medicine
Blowing Rock, NC
49 years experience male

Locations

Blowing Rock Medical Clinic, PA

Blowing Rock, NC

Address

366 Chestnut Drive, Blowing Rock, NC, US
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

8282954388

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Office

Blowing Rock, NC

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

family Medicine

Internal Medicine - geriatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

443 Answers
137 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Treatment or Meds: No problem if you're having radiation treatment. If you are taking radioactive iodine for thyroid, you need to wait a while.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Relax: Just keep the kids out of your medicine bottle and don't worry.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Only on your wallet: There are no studies that show that this compound is any better than plain old calcium as far as bone health is concerned.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Not likely: Mononucleosis can give you fever, fatigue, swollen glands and a terrible sore throat but seldom causes diarrhea.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Good question: The question is if black cohosh really works at all. Some studies suggest it may help menopausal symptoms--others have found little benefit. It's pret... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
3miles 4 times: A minimum of 3 miles 4 days a week will give you most of the health benefits you are looking for.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Get checked: There's probably nothing wrong, but a few simple blood tests can tell you and your doc that you just bruise easily. Get checked.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Physical therapy: At 44 year you're not likely to be changing anything short of surgery, physical therapy might make you more comfortable if it bothers you.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Nothing much: Missing a few days of a thyroid supplement usually will cause no noticeable problems.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
No: Minoxidil will help hair growth. Monistat will not.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
See a doctor: There is no way to tell you what is going on without any examination. It sounds like it might be a hematoma but if it's black and major swollen it ne... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
You might regret it: You should be on a low-fat diet when you use alli. If you take it with a fatty meal all the fat will pass through and you might wind up with an accide... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Sure.: But it depends on how much. Lots of options if you are 100 pounds overweight--several surgical, then new drugs like belviq (lorcaserin). But if you ju... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Cold-Yucky Flu-awful: Colds are caused by rhinoviruses that like the nose. You're sick, but not real sick. Not much fever, lots of nasal goop.Antibiotics don't help a cold.... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Where do they kick?: If you feel kicks in upper abdomen, head is likely low.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: Prader-willi syndrome is a genetic disorder so it's not exactly opposite to anorexia. More common is the 'sea-food diet' syndrome. We see food. We eat... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
It varies: Skinny women will show much earlier than those that are fat. Some women go through their entire pregnancy without any one noticing that they're pregn... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Eat slower: You may be swallowing air when you eat. Try eating slower and chewing her food longer. I get rid of it, the tourniquet rid of the message came by.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Try this: Avoid caffeine, tobacco and alcohol. Elevate the head of your bed 6' on blocks. See a doctor if it persists--might be more serious than you think.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
? Allergist: A lot of 'sinus' may be due to allergy. If an ENT doesn't find a definite abnormality, a trip to an allergist might be in order.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Hopefully forever: Sinus infections seldom if ever spread to the brain, .
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Lots of possibilitie: Asthma comes to mind, but many other possibilities. A doc needs to listen to your heart and lungs and consider chest x-ray and lung function tests.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Don't risk it: Go ahead and start, but use condoms the first cycle.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Wait a bit: I'd wait a couple of days and see it things don't straighten out. If not, get checked.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Not yet: But research is being done. Keep your fingers crossed.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
1-2 days: Flu has a short incubation period. If you don't have it by now, relax.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
I'll say it again: Eat less and exercise more.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
PPDs don't hurt: Tuberculosis skin tests only heard if they're positive and very inflamed. They may be red but a negative test for tuberculosis shouldn't hurt at all.... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
See doctor: You can treat yeast infections with over the counter meds, but yeast infections itch and don't smell. You'll need prescription medication.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Got it backwards: The proteinuria (protein in urine) is there because something is affecting your kidneys. Are you diabetic or just hypertensive? How much protein and f... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Nope: Most teenagers will have pimples. Some bite their fingernails. They are not related.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Antibiotics=diarrhea: You antibiotics will kill both good and bad bacteria in your gut. Some diarrhea is common. Try sticking to liquids for 24 hours. But if things get bad... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Maybe: How are your other liver tests? If they are normal and you are not a drinker or taking medication i'd recheck in a few weeks. If you drink much alcoho... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
PT=Preg test?: If you mean pregnancy test the answer is usually if positive, sometimes a false negative.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Tightly sealed?: If it's tightly sealed with no condensation it should be safe--but outdated tetracyclines can cause problems. Don't take too much old stuff too long.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Hurts, don't it: I'd ice mine while i looked for a paper clip and pair of pliers. Then i'd heat the end of the paper clip red hot and very gently touch it to the nail ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Swallowing air ?: If you mean stomach, you may be swallowing air when you eat. If you mean bubbles in your belly or abdomen it could have many different causes.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Why is it 2.2: Lots of causes. Could mean kidney disease, med side effect, several other things. You'd lower it by correcting correctable causes, if there are any.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
? Restless legs: You may have 'restless leg syndrome'. Google it. Your doc has treatments that may help. Ask him to check muscle enzymes and an iron level.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Sure: Stress makes everything worse.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Yes: Dental infections can cause both swollen lymph glands or even infections in the soft tissues of the neck.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
How fast is fast?: Many men suffer from premature ejaculation. Just how fast is the question? 2-3 minutes might be normal, if undesirable. This is where a sex therapist ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
About 5 minutes: A properly placed pessary should stay in place immediately.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Work everything else: Depends on where your fracture is. You can still use your arms and other leg and depending on the cast and fracture location you might use the pool. A... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Try exercise: On and off and several years makes anything serious unlikely. Some type of exercise that involves stretching could help. Try yoga and relax.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Eat one: If you get sick, you got a bad one. If you buy them, they should have a certificate attached. Otherwise you can't tell until it's too late.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Lucky you-you got 2: There is probably a long list of very rare things--but accessory (extra) spleens are not uncommon and most radiologists are comfortable is identifying... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Lots of possibilitie: A goiter or enlargement of your thyroid is sometimes normal as in pregnancy. It makes a lot of difference if the whole gland is enlarged or only pa... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Just one time: If you are sure when you are going to ovulate, withholding sex for a couple of days before may increase sperm count and chance of conception.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
No: Any discharge from the urethra should be evaluated by dr.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Davant is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Davant is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks, I've though seizures myself but didn't hear this from my rheumatoid specialist. Getting hard to cope with.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I don't know if I have a fever. I haven't been taking temp. I've be taking a lot of ibuprofen for the pain. Like 1200 mil/day
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thank you so so much been quite worried but might take her to pediatrician this week.Very gratefull thank you again :-)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UNC
Graduated 1972MD

Residency

RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1975

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Asheville, NC - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Asheville, NC - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Asheville, NC - Winter
2013
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